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International Arbitration
15.
Confidentiality
15.1
Is arbitration seated in your jurisdiction confidential? Is a duty of confidentiality found in the arbitration legislation?
 
Egypt
No particular mention is made of the question of confidentiality in the Arbitration Law save for article 44(2), which provides that the arbitral award may not be published in whole or in part unless the parties have given approval. However, under CRCICA rules, the parties undertake to keep confidential all awards, decisions and materials submitted by the parties in the arbitral proceedings. This undertaking applies to the arbitrators, the tribunal-appointed experts and the secretary of the arbitral tribunal. Though they may, in writing, expressly agree to the contrary.

For more information about this answer please contact: Ismail Selim from The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration
15.2
Are there any exceptions to confidentiality?
 
Egypt
There is an implied duty of confidentiality not only with respect to the arbitral proceedings and documents submitted, but with respect to the award itself which may not be made public without the parties’ consent, unless the award has been subject to nullity or enforcement proceedings, at which point its content will then fall in the public domain.

For more information about this answer please contact: Ismail Selim from The Cairo Regional Centre of International Arbitration